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Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages: A Sourcebook

Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages: A Sourcebook
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415307468
ISBN 10: 415307465
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-11-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $39.95

Including many texts available for the first time in modern English translation, Conor McCarthy brings together a wide array of writings as well as informative introductions and explanations, to give a vivid impression of how love, sex and marriage were dealt with as central issues of medieval life.

With extracts from literary and theological works, medical and legal writings, conduct books, chronicles and love letters, the writings range from well known texts such as the Letters of Abelard and Heloise, Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales to less familiar sources such as church legislation or court case proceedings.

An indispensable sourcebook for all students and teachers of medieval history, literature and culture, Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages contains a wide breadth of material showing the diverse and sometimes disparate approaches to love, sex and marriage in medieval culture, brilliantly illustrating contemporary attitudes and ideologies.